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Barack Obama Teared Up During The Butler Screening

U.S. President Barack Obama has revealed director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler brought him to tears.The new movie, about a real-life African-American butler who served for 34 years at the White House under eight...

'The Butler' Serves Up $17 Million Box-office To Remain No.1

The Butler, the star-studded historical drama by director Lee Daniels, has topped the North American box office for a second week with $17 million in takings, reports BBC News.Forest Whitaker [L] and Cuba Gooding Jr...

Forest Whitaker Found The Butler 'Difficult'

Forest Whitaker found playing Cecil Gaines in 'The Butler' the most ''difficult'' of his career.The Oscar-winning actor admits playing the film's central protagonist in Lee Daniel's movie was intimating because of the challenging techniques he...

'The Butler' Gives Competitors The Brush-off In First Weekend Success

The Butler has outperformed all of its rivals upon its first weekend, having been released on 16th August to much nodding from critics and $25 million (£15.9m) earned. The film showcases an all-star cast, who...

'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Beats 'Kick-ass 2' And 'Jobs' In Us Weekend Box Office

Lee Daniels' The Butler has defeated other newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs in the US Weekend Box Office. The Butler has headed straight to number one whilst Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs have respectively gained 4th...

Plot Twist: "Lee Daniels' The Butler" Beats Out "Kick-ass 2" For Weekend Box Office

In a surprising turn of events, it was Lee Daniels’ The Butler and not Kick-Ass 2 that took the Friday box office. The historicald drama, which tracks the life of White House butler Cecil gaines...

Kick-ass 2 Looks Like The Biggest Box Office Earner Heading Into The Weekend

We won’t know the final figures of the weekend box office until, quite obviously, the end of the weekend, but right now, the fight between Kick-Ass 2 and Lee Daniels’ The Butler is looking pretty...

Lee Daniels On ‘Well Known’ Actors In The Butler – Specifically, Oprah Winfrey

The Butler – officially known as Lee Daniel’s The Butler – has been well-received by the critics of late. Particularly lauded has been the all-star cast, but the decision to cast such a famous bunch...

Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Already Aiming At The Distant Glow Of The Oscars

Lee Daniels’ The Butler will only see its US-wide release tomorrow (August 16), but the film, telling the story of a White House butler, who saw eight presidents come and go during his residency, is...

Lee Daniels Unimpressed With The Butler's New Title

Director Lee Daniels feels uncomfortable with the decision to add his name to the title of new movie The Butler following a legal battle with a rival film studio.The moviemaker's latest project was thrown into...

The Butler Movie Looks Ready To Be The First Major Oscar Contender Of The Year

The Butler movie could very well be the first real contender for next year's Academy Awards when it is released next Friday (16 August) as critics have already singled the film out as a wonderfully...

Lee Daniels Wanted President Barack Obama For The Butler

Director Lee Daniels set his sights sky-high when casting new movie The Butler as he wanted U.S. President Barack Obama in a starring role.The historical drama tells the story of real life White House butler...

Lee Daniels' The Butler" Premiere Gathers Celebrities For Some Heavy Social Commentary [Trailer] [Pictures]

Lee Daniels has earned his reputation as the director of difficult, socially loaded pictures and his latest, The Butler, is no exception to the rule. The film, based on a true story, details the life...

Lee Daniel's 'The Butler' Is A Clear Oscar Contender [Stills + Clips]

Hollywood and the film industry seem more confident in taking on the issue of slavery in a cinematic context. Last year saw Django Unchained and Lincoln prove popular, and this year will see more films...

Oprah And Forest Hit 'The Butler' Ny Premiere, While Mariah Carey Makes A Fashion Statement Out Of An Arm Injury [Photos]

'The Butler' looks set to be one of the most memorable movies of the year with an all-star cast that glittered on the red carpet at the New York premiere last night (August 5th...

Filmmaker Lee Daniels On Racism: 'I Still Can't Hail A Cab In New York'

Acclaimed filmmaker Lee Daniels has revealed he still experiences racism in everyday life on the streets of New York City - and that is why his new movie The Butler is so important.In the film...

Oprah Winfrey Sets Filmmaker Pal Straight On The N-word

Moviemaker Lee Daniels has stopped uttering the N-word after pal Oprah Winfrey sat him down and told him they could not be friends if he used it.The Precious director admits it was a word he...

Harvey Weinstein Wins Permission To Call New Film Lee Daniels' The Butler

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and filmmaker Lee Daniels have been granted permission to call their new film The Butler, as long as they preface it with the director's name.The Weinstein Company chiefs faced a legal...

Lee Daniels Fights For His Movie 'The Butler'

Lee Daniels has begged Warner Bros. to let him keep the title of his new film 'The Butler'.The Weinstein Company lost its legal battle on Tuesday (02.07.13) following a Title Registration Bureau ruling confirming Warner...

Lee Daniels' Battle With Warner Over 'The Butler' Title Continues Via Email

Bad things happen when Warner Bros. gets crossed regarding copyright, that much is a given, but director Lee Daniels isn’t letting the company intimidate him. While the case against his movie The Butler is slowly...

The Butler Director Appeals To Keep Name

'The Butler' director Lee Daniels has appealed to the head of Warner Bros. to drop its copyright claim regarding the film's name.The Weinstein Company lost its legal battle to keep the title of its new...

The Butler Locked In Copyright Dispute

Warner Bros. is trying to block The Weinstein Company from naming its new movie 'The Butler'.The two companies are locked in a legal battle ahead of the release of the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed historical drama,...

Forest Whitaker As 'The Butler' Could Be A Recipe For Success [Trailer]

The first trailer for 'Precious' director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker has rolled out online. It has always been assumed that Harvey Weinstein believes the film is one of his better...

Forest Whitaker's 'The Butler' Clearly Has Oscar Glory In Its Sights [Trailer]

The first trailer for 'Precious' director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker has rolled out online and Harvey Weinstein's ambitions of taking this film all the way to the Oscars couldn't be...

David Banner Lands Role In The Butler

Rapper David Banner has joined the star-studded cast of director Lee Daniels' new drama The Butler.The hip-hop star has previously landed small roles in films like Black Snake Moan and Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming,...

Lee Daniels Doubted Zac Efron In The Paperboy Role

Director Lee Daniels felt "scared" for Zac Efron during the filming of saucy new movie The Paperboy because he feared the former "Disney boy" would not be able to cope with the tough environment on...

Nicole Kidman Refused To Say N-word For 'The Paperboy'

Nicole Kidman's latest film, The Paperboy has caused controversy, as she refused to utter the N-word, after an instruction from the film's director to do so, reports The Los Angeles Times. It's no secret that...

Nicole Kidman Fought With The Paperboy Director Over Derogatory Term

Nicole Kidman got into a heated argument with director Lee Daniels on the set of new erotic thriller The Paperboy after refusing to use a derogatory term included in the script.The actress, who plays prisoner...

First Image Of Alan Rickman As Ronald Reagan Tweeted

An image of Alan Rickman as Ronal Reagan has been tweeted by co-star Oprah Winfrey, giving a previously unseen insight into new film The Butler.The film is based on a real White House butler, who...

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